Mbizana

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According to the 2011 Census, Mbizana Local Municipality has a total population of 281 905.

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Mbizana Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Alfred Nzo District in the Wild Coast Region of the Eastern Cape.This municipality is made up of a main town and surrounding villages, located in the Eastern Cape on the R61 road connecting the KwaZulu-Natal south coastal boundary to the N2 highway (http://www.mbizana.gov.za).

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Govan Mbeki , Mpumalanga 294,538 23
Mafikeng , North West 291,527 24
Nyandeni , Eastern Cape 290,390 25
Mbizana , Eastern Cape 281,905 26
Ingquza Hill , Eastern Cape 278,481 27
Makhuduthamaga , Limpopo 274,358 28
Hibiscus Coast , KwaZulu-Natal 256,135 29
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19,4% aged 20+ with no schooling rate

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According to the 2011 Census, Mbizana Local Municipality has a total population of 281 905. 99,6% of the population classify themselves as black African.

Group Percentage
Black African99,6%
Coloured0,2%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,1%
Other0%
Age Males Females
0-4 7,6% 7,5%
5-9 7,3% 7%
10-14 7,5% 7,1%
15-19 7% 7%
20-24 4% 4,6%
25-29 2,6% 3,5%
30-34 1,7% 2,6%
35-39 1,4% 2,5%
40-44 1,1% 2,3%
45-49 1% 1%
50-54 1,1% 2%
55-59 0,9% 1,3%
60-64 0,8% 1,3%
65-69 0,5% 1%
70-74 0,5% 1%
75-79 0,3% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,6%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,5%
English 1,9%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 93,4%
IsiZulu 1,5%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,3%
Setswana 0,2%
Sign Language 1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.2%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 16,9%
Living together like married partners 1,2%
Never married 76,8%
Widower/Widow 4,6%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,8%
Some Primary 56,7%
Completed Primary 7%
Some Secondary 28%
Completed Secondary 4,8%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,5%
Male 45,5%
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60% have access to electricity.

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There are 48 447 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 5 persons per household. Females head 61,7% of the households.Of the households, 60% have access to electricity. Only 2,3% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 2,8%
Tribal/Traditional 97%
Farm 0,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83,7% 16,3%
Computer 2,8% 97,2%
Television 48,4% 51,6%
Satellite Television 5,5% 94,5%
Radio 49,5% 50,5%
Landline / Telephone 1,9% 98,1%
Motor Car 8,9% 91,1%
Refrigerator 29,1% 70,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 44,5% 55,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 30,9% 13,9% 60%
Gas 5,1% 1,7% 0,4%
Paraffin 6% 10,7% 1,8%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 36,9%
Wood 57,1% 63,1% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,7% 0%
Animal Dung 0,2% 0,2% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 9,6% 0,6%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,2%
From Cellphone 10,9%
From Work 1,2%
From Elsewhere 2,8%
No Access 83,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 8,3%
Owned and fully paid off 54,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 6%
Occupied rent free 14,3%
Other 17%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 7%
Borehole 2,3%
Spring 15,8%
Rain water tank 4,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,8%
River/Stream 62,6%
Water vendor 0,7%
Water tanker 2,5%
Other 1,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 14,2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 1,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1%
Chemical toilet 4%
Pit toilet with ventilation 33,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 41,3%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 4,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,5%
Communal refuse dump 0,5%
Own refuse dump 78,9%
No rubbish disposal 16,2%
Other 1,8%
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43,6% unemployment rate.

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There are 19 338 people that are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 43,6% are unemployed.Of the 19 097 economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 52,4% are unemployed

Employment Status Number
Employed 19338
Unemployed 14967
Discouraged Work Seeker 14618
Not Economically Active 93807
Income Percentage
None income 15,9%
R1 - R4,800 7%
R4,801 - R9,600 14,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 21%
R38,201 - R76,4000 6,9%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 14,503
Poultry production 22,241
Vegetable production 10,761
Production of other crops 6,019
Other 2,523

**An agricultural household may engage in more than one agricultural activity

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 3,525
Animals only 16,063
Mixed farming 10,509
Other 437

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 12,142
R1-R4 800 1,604
R4 801-R38 400 14,624
R38 401-R307 200 1,507
R307 201+ 131
Unspecified 526

Key Statistics 2011

Total population281,905
Young (0-14)44,2%
Working Age (15-64)50,6%
Elderly (65+)5,2%
Dependency ratio97,5
Sex ratio83,6
Growth rate1,37% (2001-2011)
Population density117 persons/km2
Unemployment rate43,6%
Youth unemployment rate52,4%
No schooling aged 20+19,4%
Higher education aged 20+5,1%
Matric aged 20+13%
Number of households48,447
Number of Agricultural households30,533
Average household size5
Female headed households61,7%
Formal dwellings43,7%
Housing owned/paying off60,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,1%
Weekly refuse removal2%
Piped water inside dwelling2,3%
Electricity for lighting60%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population245,730
Young (0-14)47,1%
Working Age (15-64)50,6%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio110,3%
Sex ratio80,3
Growth rate0,85% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate73,5%
Youth unemployment rate81,5%
No schooling aged 20+42,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,1%
Matric aged 20+6,3%
Number of households45,785
Average household size5,3
Female headed households64%
Formal dwellings26,6%
Housing owned/paying off74,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,5%
Weekly refuse removal1,9%
Piped water inside dwelling0,4%
Electricity for lighting24,9%